Forty-one people were killed after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames in Moscow. Two children and a flight attendant were among the dead. passengers used emergency exit slides to escape the burning aircraft. One witness said it was a “miracle” anyone escaped the jet, which was carrying 73 passengers and five crew. 37 survivors were reported – 33 passengers and four members of the crew.

The University of Kirkuk has won an award from One of the world’s leading providers of data on universities named Times Higher Education for its outstanding student support because of its actions to provide places for displaced students. The University of Kirkuk was recognized for opening its doors to displaced students from seven other universities, which had to suspend operations due to the fight against (ISIS) in Iraq.

in Venezuela, a military helicopter crashed in Hatillo, a municipality near Caracas, killing all seven on board. Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro acknowledged the lives lost in the crash in a message posted on Twitter, and sent his condolences to the victims’ relatives and friends